Another day, another weekend, another bank holiday and another protest. The current season, with its minor easing of lockdown, has led to quite the series of protests in the little town where I make my home. Wile it’s all under the umbrella cause of opposing the current policing bill (a cause which anyone with a … Continue reading Palestine, Colombia and Kill The Bill – Protest 29/5/2021
Another weekend, another hometown protest. I’m wondering, cautiously, if this might just mean that we’re returning to some sort of normality. May Day is traditionally the date when you can more or less expect a protest, and so I wasn’t surprised to find that the local organisation opposing the policing bill had chosen it for … Continue reading May Day – Aberystwyth’s Third Policing Bill Protest
As I might have mentioned, in September of last year I took a withdrawal from my PHD studies in order to take on a lecturing role within the same department. For the last few months it’s been “Alex Gilbey MA, Lecturer In Fine Art”. Which is a little alarming. It’s been rewarding, it’s been interesting, … Continue reading The Camera Obscura – Lockdown Teaching, Light Painting And The Thrill Of Ancient Technology.
It’s been a while since I photographed a protest. Some of that’s part of the price of living in a small town. Much of it has been the restrictions on travel, gathering and everything else. But even the smallest town isn’t an island, and the nationwide protests against the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill … Continue reading 3.4.2021 : Photographing A Protest For The Right To Protest.
Word reaches our shell-like ear (courtesy of the Wonkhe Daily update forwarded by my head of department) that education advisers in Scotland are considering the current system of exams. Like a lot of us, they’ve been forced to adapt their system of assessment for the time of Covid. Like every part of the education sector, … Continue reading Opinion – A Counter Argument To Proposed Changes In High School Exams.
If you've read my blog before now, you'll know I've had an ongoing photo project of following the Extinction Rebellion protests - it's something I started when I stumbled across them in Parliament Square in April 2019. As you can imagine, in these socially distanced times of the Corona Virus, protests to photograph have been … Continue reading Extinction Rebellion and HS2 – Things to do in Birmingham on a rainy Friday.
Like a lot of people just lately, I've had copious amounts of time to focus on my hobbies. I'll elaborate. I'm the guy who pitched a PHD concentrating on photography of the theatre, the seaside, large public gatherings and the interaction of people over the last century. Then the seaside was locked down, public gatherings … Continue reading Photography In The Time Of Coronavirus – Or Why I Haven’t Taken A Decent Picture In Months.
As people who read this blog on a halfway regular basis will have noted, my photo work on the Extinction Rebellion protests have been a fixture. At time of writing I’ve covered seven of their protests (or affiliated protests) in five cities, and all things being equal that’s going to continue into 2020. This then … Continue reading Extinction Rebellion – Entering Year Two (One Man’s Opinion On A Global Movement).
The images, opinions and occasional ravings of an MA Fine Art Student Arts PHD Candidate. Keen readers of this little book of diatribes, may have noticed a change to the tagline (those who haven’t, please see above). The reason for that is fairly self explanatory, all the same it might be time for a bit … Continue reading As One Door Closes – Moving On Up In Postgrad Education.
Introduction Keen followers of this blog will know that back in April I stumbled across the Extinction Rebellion protests while in London on unrelated business. I spent four days there. I photographed, I talked to people, and then when I got home I wrote a blog post about it. And I thought that would be … Continue reading In London With Extinction Rebellion (Again).